Accreditation

This page lists components of our program which are designed to ensure student success, including the mission of the campus and department, Program Educational Objectives we hope for all students to attain, and Student Outcomes assessed and evaluated within majors programs as part of a continuous improvement process.

As of 2021, SUNY Oswego’s Software Engineering Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Accreditation by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) for the Computer Science Bachelor of Science program is still in progress. ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Program enrollment and degree data is available through the SUNY Oswego FactBook.

Mission Statements

SUNY Oswego: SUNY Oswego contributes to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering every person in the college community to pursue a meaningful life as a productive, responsible member of society.

Computer Science Department: The Mission of the Computer Science Department at Oswego is to provide students with a learning environment which will nurture their growth into competent software developers, computer scientists, and information system designers. We strive to maintain modern computing resources, modern software systems and languages, and a diverse faculty capable of engaging students in meaningful learning activities steeped in classic computer science yet applicable to contemporary problems associated with computer and information science.

Program Educational Objectives

The above missions have been used in combination with input from faculty, current and graduated students of the program, employers hiring our alumni, and the SUNY Oswego Engineering Advisory Board to produce a set of Program Educational Objectives, consistent across the Oswego Engineering Core. These Objectives undergo periodic review to ensure continued consistency with the institutional mission, the program constituents’ needs, and ABET criteria (Loop 1 in the below figure). 

Diagram showing the feedback loops for software engineering program

We aim to prepare students for successful careers in Engineering or computing-related professional disciplines or the successful pursuit of graduate studies with contributions to the betterment of society and the global community as evidenced by:

  • Meaningful employment in industry, business, or government
  • Leadership positions in their profession or communities
  • Advanced degrees
  • Promotions, awards, and recognitions within their chosen profession and discipline
  • Positive contributions to their profession and to society
  • Overall satisfaction with their undergraduate preparation

Student Outcomes

We adopt a set of Student Outcomes which have been designed to prepare students to achieve the Program Educational Objectives. These Outcomes are assessed and evaluated as part of a continuous improvement process within our program (Loop 2 in the figure). These outcomes vary across programs as follows:

Software Engineering BS degree

  1. ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Computer Science BS degree

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Student enrollment and graduation information

Student enrollment (total majors)

AYSECS
20167859
20177365
20185382
201939116
202024104

Graduates

AYSECS
201669
201768
2018712
20191216
2020720